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Receptacles that Face Up #167161
08/07/07 10:57 AM
08/07/07 10:57 AM
renosteinke  Offline OP
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Any thoughts? As best I can tell, this is 'legal.'


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Re: Receptacles that Face Up [Re: renosteinke] #167162
08/07/07 11:04 AM
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BrianP  Offline
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This appears to be a specialized product and matching receptacle. I'd rather see some sort of locking receptacle (either a standard configuration or a custom design).

What's wrong with a couple of AA batteries and an efficient LED? Use several LEDs with a simple control circuit to provide a fake flicker effect. This product seems like a "solution looking for a problem."

Re: Receptacles that Face Up [Re: renosteinke] #167163
08/07/07 11:06 AM
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26-710(c) prevents receptacles facing up in work surfaces of counters in kitchens and dining areas. Other than that this is ok by the Canadian Electrical code

Re: Receptacles that Face Up [Re: renosteinke] #167164
08/07/07 11:51 AM
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RSmike  Offline
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I love decorative ways to waste electricity. Who makes it?

RSlater,
RSmike

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Re: Receptacles that Face Up [Re: mikesh] #167165
08/07/07 11:56 AM
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NEC 406.4(e) prohibiting face-up receptacles doesn't apply to this location, so it's legal.


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Re: Receptacles that Face Up [Re: ghost307] #167169
08/07/07 01:37 PM
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wa2ise  Offline
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Well, finding a receptacle to plug the vacuum cleaner or air conditioner in is now easier in the off-season... laugh

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Re: Receptacles that Face Up [Re: wa2ise] #167227
08/08/07 11:46 AM
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Alan Nadon  Offline
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I have seen receptacles on top of the knwell (sp) post on a bannister that were face up to hold the stair light. I think they were popular in about 1920.
I always see the receptacle , but have yet to find one of the fixtures.


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Re: Receptacles that Face Up [Re: Alan Nadon] #167236
08/08/07 12:42 PM
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ghost307  Offline
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They're freestanding atop the post to light the stairway; and they can be ridiculously expensive.

http://www.vintagehardware.com/catalog/home.php?cat=115


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Re: Receptacles that Face Up [Re: ghost307] #167255
08/08/07 07:40 PM
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Rewired  Offline
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Thats a neat idea I will give them that BUT if my eyes are not mistaking me, that receptacle is flush and on a window ledge? I can see someone placing a houseplant up there and overwatering (overflowing) the plant... You guessed it the receptacle is going to double as a drain!
A.D

Re: Receptacles that Face Up [Re: Rewired] #167258
08/08/07 07:55 PM
08/08/07 07:55 PM
renosteinke  Offline OP
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Rewired, I was waiting for someone to bring that up....

The receptacle is UL listed, as long as it's not a 'wet' location. This got me wondering .... windows open, and you don't always remember to close them .... is a windosill a 'wet' location?

And, BTW, that is a 'standard' receptacle, rated for 15a/125v.

Last, but not least ... assume a kitchen window, above/behind the sink, with these receptacles controlled with a light switch. Perhaps I am wrong, but these would not be required to be GFCI protected, as a) it's not a laundry sink and b) it's not one of the countertop small appliance circuits.

Comments?

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